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100kt-tape

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My Bio
I've been at this photography thing for a while now. I still love the journey and every once in a while I get a good shot. I enjoy stasis only when I'm fascinated with something, and prefer motion when I'm not. I approach a shot looking for possibilities every time. Anything else is shooting for luck. It's why I don't ever buy lottery tickets. I think that the world is a beautiful place, full of vibrancy, whether that's in the form of motion, shape, texture, or color. I never see it in black and white unless that's what I'm after. Oftentimes, all you have to do is look at it a little differently to see the angle or the light that you want. That's what I try to get onto my camera's sensor array.

Current Residence: Ontario, Canada
Favourite genre of music: Southern Rock, Western Swing, Jazz, Blues, Newer stuff too, but that would take all day. :)
Favourite photographer: Lord, could there be only one?
Favourite style of art: Love photography, traditional & digital art (if it's not adolescent scribbles, I'm in)
Operating System: A slave to the evil empire
MP3 player of choice: Does it work? Are the batteries ok? Then I'm good with it.
Shell of choice: Wait, you mean like conches?
Wallpaper of choice: I hate wallpaper, I'd rather paint than wallpaper..
Skin of choice: No, mine's good, thanks. Got a few lines in it, but it's gotten me this far.
Favourite cartoon character: old Bugs Bunny
Personal Quote: Lead if you think you can, follow if you need to. Just get the hell out of my way while you decide.

Favourite Visual Artist
There isn't enough room here for this, either. Ok, Luis Royo, how's that?
Favourite Movies
I kinda liked the new Robin Hood, but I guess that shows my lack of something or other.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
There isn't enough room here for this.
Favourite Writers
Are these skill-testing questions, or what?
Favourite Games
Cow tipping
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC.
Tools of the Trade
Sony A230, Kodak Z1012 IS, Minolta Maxxum 7000
Other Interests
Photography, photomanipulation (though I suck at it), motorcycles, music, aviation

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You're welcome. I dunno about being awesome, :shrug:

Goin' to another cruise night tonight for some practice.
Roberta Rae
You're very welcome. I've often admired your work.

I didn't mean HDR and, uncultured heathen that I am, I don't know what CS4 is :ashamed: To me, this effect resembles the "chrome" effect in PSP to some extent, and it doesn't matter anyway. The shot stands well, and I like it.
Roberta Rae
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

I like this shot! I’ve sometimes wanted to try this effect on people, but haven’t yet. But your using it here reduces the shot to almost an angular study, and damn, this pic has that in spades. I have no idea what purpose that wood structure has in real life, but for this, it supplies so many angles – and you’ve capitalized on them very well by placing the model like this. Now, whomever came up with this pose, this “A”-shaped posture, this is perfect here. Everything works for Roberta here; the uniform tone of the wood stands hers out, the boxed shape of the wooden whatever it is to her strong posture. The lines of her legs carried on through her arms to her face – and even her cheekbone helps. And her sightline added to the slight asymmetry in her posture almost echoes the (for lack of a better term) - pocket of the corner of that – what is that thing anyway?

Your treatment of the tones in the shot brings this all to the fore, and I don’t know if just a straight B&W shot would have done it this well, though it would be worth a try in editing. As well, going all infrared here would have taken away from the angles that reducing the tones of this in this way have established so well. I think that the only way that you could have possibly enhanced the angular effect would have been if this structure had been someplace without the trees, but that’s being picky, so don’t break out the chain saw.

As an aside, and unrelated to my critique, I think her head, hair and expression might be worth a closer crop in color, but that’s just me, and it’s not meant to take anything away from this.
Roberta Rae